Favored for its shimmering exoticism by champions of the Aesthetic and Art Nouveau movements, the peacock feather enjoyed a lively vogue as a design motif in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its graceful silhouette and rich, iridescent hues were adapted to every manner of the decorative arts: textiles and graphic design; porcelain, glass and metalwork; even furniture and interior decoration. The popular motif continued to inspire designers well into the new century.
A delicate peacock feather brooch (French, 192535) in the Museums collection was designed en tremblant, in gold set with sapphires, emeralds, topaz, diamonds, and amethysts that gently sway as the wearer moves. This dazzling brooch is the source for our whimsical pendant. 18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with Czech crystals and made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Imported. Lobster claw closure. 32”L; pendant: 3”L.
18K gold overlay, hand enameled, with Czech crystals MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS Imported Lobster claw closure 32”L; pendant: 3”L